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10/6/16 – 5:06 A.M.

A two-car crash injured two people in Findlay late Wednesday afternoon. The Findlay Police Department reports the collision happened at the intersection of Lima Avenue and South West Street around 5:50 p.m. 79-year-old Charles Breitgam of Jenera was stopped for a traffic light at the intersection when he was hit from behind by a pickup truck driven by 42-year-old Tom Siferd.

Hanco Ambulance took Siferd to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries. Investigators cited Siferd for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead.

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10/6/16 – 4:55 A.M.

The woman accused of attacking a retired priest in Putnam County has entered an insanity plea. The Courier reports prosecutors have charged 65-year-old Frances Wilhelm of Napoleon with attempted murder and felonious assault. Investigators say Wilhelm attacked 84-year-old Herman Scherger as he was getting out of his car at his Cloverdale home over the Labor Day weekend.

A judge set Wilhelm’s bond at $250,000.

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10/5/16 – 7:32 A.M.

North Baltimore is preparing to replace waterlines in part of downtown. The Courier reports the village will seek bids for the project before the end of the year. Village officials estimate the project will cost $395,000. An Ohio Public Works Commission grant is providing nearly $290,000 of the funding.

Work could begin next spring. The waterlines in question are on Main Street between State and Broadway streets.

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10/5/16 – 7:23 A.M.

Even with a tax-break, a Tim Horton’s location in Fostoria will generate more tax revenue for the city than what was at the proposed location for the donut shop. That’s according to the Review-Times. The newspaper reports that with a 50-percent tax abatement the restaurant would still generate around $9,000 per year in taxes for the city. That’s roughly $2,700 more per year than the city already collects from the properties currently at the North Countyline Street.

Rensko Holdings wants to build the Tim Hortons and is asking for the abatement. The company says they need it due to unforeseen construction costs. The construction would include a traffic light near the restaurant and the cleanup a former Clark fuel station at the location.

Fostoria Council heard the first reading of the proposed abatement during their Tuesday meeting.

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10/5/16 – 6:57 A.M.

Law enforcement in Seneca County is keeping an eye on a disturbing trend, an increasing number of suicides. The Review-Times reports there were 11 deaths ruled as a suicide last year. That’s more than the double the average number of suicides in the county per year between 2005 and 2014. There has already been seven death in Seneca County ruled as suicides in 2016.

According to the report, Seneca County had gone a decade without someone under 14-years-old taking their own life. One person in that age group committed suicide this year. Records show the age group with the highest number of suicides in the county is between 25 and 44 years of age.

Tim Wise is the Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services site director for Fostoria and Fremont. He tells the newspaper that you should take anyone who threatens to take their own life seriously. He added you should not leave them alone, and should take them to the hospital or doctor’s office.

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10/5/16 – 5:30 A.M.

Authorities in Lima believe a Pandora woman robbed the same bank twice in the last two weeks. The Lima News reports deputies arrested 26-year-old Nicole Shoopman in connection with the crimes. Investigators have charged her with a count of aggravated robbery.

A witness was able to give investigators a possible vehicle description and license plate number after a robbery at the 5/3 Bank on Harding Highway Monday afternoon. Police officers found the car in Pandora later in the day, leading to Shoopman’s arrest.

Sgt. Mark Baker tells the newspaper the woman who robbed the bank last week used a BB gun during the incident.

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10/5/16 – 5:07 A.M.

An Ottawa man is facing charges stemming from a late September incident in Findlay. The Courier reports the Hancock County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Derek Delarosa on counts of robbery and receiving stolen property. According to the indictment, Delarosa allegedly broke into a car and “inflicted harm” on someone on September 25.

Investigators say Delarosa had a stolen credit card with him when police arrested him.

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10/5/16 – 5:01 A.M.

The Hancock County grand jury indicted a Findlay man on an abduction charge Tuesday. Assistant Prosecutor Erin Studer says, 23-year-old Alec Mosser allegedly took a woman from her home in Amanda Township and drove her to Findlay on September 25. The Courier reports there was a risk of physical harm to the woman, according to the indictment.

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105/16 – 4:26 A.M.

Medical marijuana will be welcomed with open arms in Bowling Green. City Council voted last night against a moratorium on opening dispensaries, saying it doesn’t want to stop people from using pot for medical needs. Council members also opposed slapping more regulations on the businesses while state officials sort out the rules. Several northwest Ohio communities have temporarily blocked medical marijuana businesses until regulations are in place.

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